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The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
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popgun Offline
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Post: #191
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
Sorry, You went to the dark side with Lord Redbirds. I understand, powerful is the dark side.

No RLETS, no handshake. Smile

If you come to a fork in the road, take it!
2013 CB1100
2012 ST1300
01-12-2018 01:25 PM
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Guth Offline
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Post: #192
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
By the time that VLJ really became aware of motorcycles as he put it, I think that RLETs had sort of almost run their course. Now if Honda had chosen to take a different path with the CB1100 (such as the CB1100 with the F kit featured in the video below), maybe there would be far less conversation regarding RLETs around here?




2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-12-2018 02:24 PM
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The ferret Offline
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Ohio
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Post: #193
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
(01-12-2018 01:03 PM)VLJ Wrote:  No biggie. All I have to do to get mickey to show me the secret handshake is say something nice about #26. Probably just showing him the replay of Valencia 2017 will do.

That might get you "A" handshake, but calling RLETs condoms and ghetto decorations will not...can not... be overlooked. Proper CB's, by heritage, are supposed to have 95010-16001x2. Anything else is just un-natural.

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300

It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I ride...every day...Ferret
01-12-2018 04:07 PM
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VLJ Offline
Running Like a Top

California
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Post: #194
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
Sorry, but they look like lever condoms. Opaque, extra-thick condoms, but condoms nonetheless.
01-12-2018 07:25 PM
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Cormanus Online
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Queensland, Australia
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Post: #195
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
Ah, well, VLJ, the outcome of Sunday's experiment is now almost certain.
01-12-2018 10:12 PM
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VLJ Offline
Running Like a Top

California
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Post: #196
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
Huh? Why? Until yesterday I didn't even know what those things were, or that they're part of CB lore. They certainly have zero effect on my opinion of the bike, and I doubt that his black '14 Standard has 'em anyway.
01-12-2018 11:37 PM
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use2b Offline
High Mileage

Perdido Key Florida
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Post: #197
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
I really like that CB1100F kit and it looks even better moving.
as far as RLETS I like them on my bike as it is classic looking but remember before them it was a clear plastic coating and very durable . my late CB160 still had the originals when it found love elsewhere .
I have seen her twice since she went to live with another man just down the road Sad

The best part about growing up in Florida is i didn't have to move here when i got old.
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01-13-2018 04:10 AM
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Guth Offline
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Post: #198
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
VLJ, the continued ribbing you are receiving over the bits of rubber known as RLETs* is a sure sign that you are now considered "one of the regulars" around here, regardless of the outcome of your Sunday riding experience.

* Not to take away from the mystique that these little bits of rubber have around here, but they are probably the closest thing that this forum has to an inside joke, or a secret handshake if you will. Wait, I'm supposed to say that the only more hallowed purpose that a rubber tree could give of itself for, other than to become part of the tires upon which we ride, is to become the little Rubber End Lever Thingies that we mount upon our CBs hand control levers.

As to the condom comment... It should be obvious that it is asking a lot of a CB rider, confident of their manliness as they may be, to associate anything involving the phrase "little rubber" with their own personal use of said device. Big Grin

2013 CB1100: Placed deposit on Nov. 12, 2012; Received delivery on April 5, 2013.
01-13-2018 04:15 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
(01-12-2018 11:37 PM)VLJ Wrote:  Until yesterday I didn't even know what those things were, or that they're part of CB lore.

It appears that the Honda Mountain of education before you is steep grasshopper. I can see why you don't understand why the CB 1100 was built as it was, and not built as you wish it were.

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(This post was last modified: 01-13-2018 10:21 AM by The ferret.)
01-13-2018 10:19 AM
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3rdbike Offline
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Albuquerque, NM USA
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Post: #200
RE: The true beauty of this motorcycle. (another LONG read)
You guys probably remember Schwinn's version of the RLET with those glitter plastic lever covers for your Sting Ray, in colors to match the bike. In fact, Schwinn came close to matching Harley-Davidson in the amount of accessories available for the Sting Ray. Have you ever seen the TRC? (tennis racket carrier)

Long way of saying I'm familiar with the concept and application of RLETs. I'm a Kansas farm boy, transplanted down here in Albuquerque, where we have a heavy Spanish influence. My Kansas drawl often draws accusing looks from people who confuse it with a Texas accent. So I'm often confused on how to pronounce words correctly.Wink I do have one question though: what is the forum's correct pronunciation of RLET? Do we say R-L-E-T? Or AR-LET?

I would hate to show up at a Rally and commit a serious infraction of The Code, or worse yet, a faux pas by pronouncing it wrong! Blush
01-13-2018 12:21 PM
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